Islam Slimani, the Portuguese striker for Sporting Lisbon, scored Algeria’s goal in the 40th minute of the match, with a powerful header that Cameroon goalkeeper Onana failed to prevent.
Soleimani had missed the opportunity to score a goal in the 13th minute of the match after he was alone in the goal before he shot strongly, but goalkeeper Onana starred and prevented the ball from entering the net.
The result remained the same in the second half, which was stopped for 4 minutes due to a malfunction in one of the lighting lamps in the match stadium.
Algeria qualified after topping Group A in the qualifiers, ahead of Burkina Faso, Niger, and Djibouti. Cameroon qualified at the top of Group D, which included Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and Malawi.
It is worth noting that the return leg will bring the two teams together on Tuesday, March 29th, at the “Mustafa Tchaker” stadium in Algeria.